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Spectral Instruments 112 Megapixel Digital Camera

Check out this amazing camera – it has a 112 megapixel sensor that literally dwarfs any sensor you or I have in our cameras! It’s also a black and white only camera – but I’m betting it leaves the Leica M Monochrom for dead in terms of quality and price!

Want to see it made? Zeke makes a call for people to let them know if you want to see it made and then tested by photographers – it would certainly be pretty cool.

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  • http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.com/ raghavendra

    nowadays every one are talking about megapixels
    112 megapixel camera
    53 megapixel nokia phone

  • http://midnightrook.com Jean-Pierre

    Mo’ megapixels, mo’ problems.

  • BK

    But in that case, it is not only more MP, it is most of all a very larger CCD / CMOS so in that case, more MP can really make a difference!

  • http://bokehsmith.tumblr.com/ Kevin D. Smith

    I agree BK. More MP on a small sensor equals noise. More MP on a huge sensor equals visual bliss! Think 35mm vs. medium format.
    Bokehsmith.tumblr.com

  • http://Disney-photography-blog.com/ Alexx

    YES! YES! I’d love to see this in action! I’d spend ****loads of money to but one of these! Just one question though; how many pictures would my 64gb card hold lol.

  • http://www.dallasphotoboothrent.com Borys

    http://web.forret.com/tools/megapixel.asp?width=11400&height=10000

    the RAW images would be about 180MB in size. So if you do the math, about 384 pictures in beautiful RAW format, of course if you do the RAW+JPG that would be about 280 pictures. You should be able tot ake a nice 5-10 minute break between each frame too, so its a nice and slow shooting pace.

  • BK

    Is RAW as useful when shooting black and white? Maybe this question may sound dumb but I’m not really used to RAW advantages…

  • Cap’n Jack

    RAW is very useful, but very much so where this camera is used. JPEG compression loses data and may create artifacts. This camera is intended for scientific use, so the user would definitely use RAW to store the data. It may not be RAW as Canon or Nikon define it- RAW may just be a 2-D array of values representing light intensity for this camera/software drivers.

  • BK

    If it’s only an artifact problem, why not simply use Lossless TIFF?

  • http://www.flickriver.com/photos/9253227@N02/popular-interesting/ Beetwo77

    The more MP the better as a landscape shooter. I’d love to see it. But only if it were at a sensible price, which no doubt it wouldn’t be so I’ll have to stick to stitching :(

Some older comments

  • Beetwo77

    June 6, 2012 09:06 pm

    The more MP the better as a landscape shooter. I'd love to see it. But only if it were at a sensible price, which no doubt it wouldn't be so I'll have to stick to stitching :(

  • BK

    May 25, 2012 09:37 pm

    If it's only an artifact problem, why not simply use Lossless TIFF?

  • Cap'n Jack

    May 25, 2012 10:44 am

    RAW is very useful, but very much so where this camera is used. JPEG compression loses data and may create artifacts. This camera is intended for scientific use, so the user would definitely use RAW to store the data. It may not be RAW as Canon or Nikon define it- RAW may just be a 2-D array of values representing light intensity for this camera/software drivers.

  • BK

    May 22, 2012 12:36 am

    Is RAW as useful when shooting black and white? Maybe this question may sound dumb but I'm not really used to RAW advantages...

  • Borys

    May 19, 2012 06:42 am

    http://web.forret.com/tools/megapixel.asp?width=11400&height=10000

    the RAW images would be about 180MB in size. So if you do the math, about 384 pictures in beautiful RAW format, of course if you do the RAW+JPG that would be about 280 pictures. You should be able tot ake a nice 5-10 minute break between each frame too, so its a nice and slow shooting pace.

  • Alexx

    May 19, 2012 02:30 am

    YES! YES! I'd love to see this in action! I'd spend ****loads of money to but one of these! Just one question though; how many pictures would my 64gb card hold lol.

  • Kevin D. Smith

    May 18, 2012 11:31 pm

    I agree BK. More MP on a small sensor equals noise. More MP on a huge sensor equals visual bliss! Think 35mm vs. medium format.
    Bokehsmith.tumblr.com

  • BK

    May 18, 2012 10:06 pm

    But in that case, it is not only more MP, it is most of all a very larger CCD / CMOS so in that case, more MP can really make a difference!

  • Jean-Pierre

    May 18, 2012 09:34 pm

    Mo' megapixels, mo' problems.

  • raghavendra

    May 18, 2012 07:05 pm

    nowadays every one are talking about megapixels
    112 megapixel camera
    53 megapixel nokia phone

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